Special Issue "Modelling of Harbour and Coastal Structures"

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Coastal Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 November 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Theophanis V. Karambas

Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
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Interests: coastal engineering; design of harbour, coastal and marine structures; coastal protection methods; numerical modelling of coastal processes; waves and wave-induced currents; sediment transport; wave–coastal structures interaction; coastal hydro-morphodynamics; climate change effects on coastal zones; climate change adaptation
Guest Editor
Dr. Achilleas G. Samaras

Department of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 54124, Greece
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Interests: coastal engineering; design of harbour/coastal/marine structures; coastal protection methods; wave dynamics and 3D-hydrodynamics in marine/coastal areas; sediment transport; coastal morphodynamics; climate change effects on coastal zones; climate change adaptation; integrated watershed and coastal zone management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The world’s coasts are being continuously reshaped by the interplay between natural- and human-induced pressures. Projected climate change-driven variations in mean sea level, wave conditions and storm surges will add to the existing pressures, as already manifested by the effects of the presently observed climate variability on the frequency and intensity of extremes.

Being the most heavily populated areas in the world, coastal zones host the majority and some of the most important human settlements, infrastructure and economic activities. Harbour and coastal structures are essential to the above, facilitating the transport of people and goods through ports, and protecting low lying areas against flooding and erosion. While based on relatively rigid concepts about service life in the past, nowadays, the design of these structures—or the upgrading of existing structures—should effectively proof them against future pressures, enhancing their resilience and long-term sustainability (i.e. their compliance to performance and operability criteria).

In the above context, this Special Issue invites original scientific contributions on topics including:

  • Harbour and coastal structures design and upgrading (seawalls, revetments, bulkheads, jetties, emerged/submerged groins and breakwaters, artificial reefs, etc.).
  • Wave agitation and siltation problems in harbour basins and approach channels.
  • Shoreline erosion control downcoast of harbours.
  • Harbour layout design.

Research articles, review articles and case studies are welcome; contributions can be based on numerical, physical or combined numerical and physical modelling.

Prof. Theophanis V. Karambas
Dr. Achilleas G. Samaras
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 550 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Harbour structures
  • Coastal structures
  • Coastal protection
  • Coastal flooding and erosion
  • Harbour layout design
  • Coastal resilience
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Numerical modelling
  • Physical modelling

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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